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Hydroponics

Overview

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, in water. The benefits of using hydroponics for growing plants are numerous.

With no soil acting as a buffer, nutrients are readily available for uptake by the root system – leading to faster growth rates and increased yields.

In addition to this, it is easier to control the amount of nutrients your plants receive, meaning that you have more control over your crop.

Whilst hydroponics is a technique that man has been using for a millennia, it is only in the past century that it has begun to be utilised on a large scale. With the advent of the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) in the 1960’s, hydroponics became suitable for use at home. ***

Over the years, more and more ways of growing with hydroponics were developed and now there is a system suitable for all growers and plants.

There are also many different types of hydroponic growing media – some are better suited for certain systems. We stock the most popular growing medium including rockwool, clay pebbles, soil, coco and perlite.

You can also find everything else you need for growing in hydroponics such as heaters, air pumps, water pumps and nutrient reservoirs.

If you want to find out more about hydroponics then browse some of the sections to the right. Alternatively, feel free to contact us over the phone, via email or at our central South West London store.